iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

USS West Virginia BB-48 1945 – 1/700 Trumpeter

So... On a whim, figured I post one of my ships on here. This is Trumpeter's 1/700 West Virginia '45 kit, which is very similar to all the Big 5 kits that Trumpeter has put forth. It's a pretty good kit, but as with most ships, I felt the need[...]

USS Olympia 1/232

The old Revell kit got a major upgrade with the Encore photo etch details. I made custom metal barrels and metal masts. The deck is custom designed, printed on a laser printer, and colored with diluted oil paint. Some minor scratch building was [...]

HMS Exeter… circa Dec 1939 (1/350 Trumpeter).

After more 5 months, +800 parts, and 200 hours of work finished the Exeter, nice model... Many improvements added…Plastruct styrene sheet, Rod, strip, Generic PE from Big BlueBoy Models in railings, Flyhawk vertical and inclined ladders, Watert[...]

Ocean Liner Kasugamaru

This is the Ocean Liner Kasugamaru. It is an old Aoshima kit in 1/700, I have used a camouflage similar to that of other Japanese ships. In reality, this ship barely had activity as a merchant because it was rebuilt as an aircraft carrier and re[...]

USS Kirk DE/FF 1087,1/700 AFV.

One of 46 Knox class destroyer escort/ fast frigate. The Kirk was commissioned in the early seventies and later transferred to Taiwan in the mid nineties. It took part in the evacuation of South Vietnamese refugees in 1975. I picked this up bec[...]

HMS Exeter 1/350 in progress.

Hms Exeter..1/350 Trumpeter...5 months work in the final stage...only missing ties and rigging....and it is finished...

The World’s Most Powerful Guided Missile Cruiser

The Chicago lived up to her reputation as "The World's Most Powerful Guided Missile Cruiser," earning eleven consecutive "E's" for missilery excellence - a record unsurpassed in American Naval history. Each USS Chicago proved to be the epitome o[...]

U-boat surfacing

An experiment with resin using the 1/350 Revell U-boat kit.

Japanese Navy Destroyer Kagero – Tamiya 1/350

Hello everyone, this is my first attempt at building a ship model. I finished it March 2020. I didn't do any rigging or weathering on this one, maybe next time. I only used the kit's parts which did not include any railings. Even for 1/350 scale[...]

The Showboat – Uss North Carolina

A nice 1/700 Trumpeter kit complete with White Ensign Models photo-etched parts. The main armament is from RB Models, the secondary is made with brass tubes and the 40mm mounts are from Lion Roar. Several small improvements have also been made i[...]